About Lazarus Saturday
Orthodox celebration of Christ raising Lazarus from the dead. This is the only time the Resurrection liturgy is used on a day other than Sunday. This day is observed eight days before the Orthodox Easter Sunday,
Saint Lazarus, or Lazarus of the Four Days, is venerated in the Eastern Orthodox Church as Righteous Lazarus. Lazarus is the subject of a prominent sign of Jesus in the Gospel of John, in which Jesus restores him to life four days after his death.
In Larnaca, Cyprus, the procession of the Icon of Saint Lazarus take place today. The tomb of Lazarus resides in the Church of Saint Lazarus built by Emperor Leo VI in the ninth century.